Your remembrance on a lantern

Remembrances submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2017 will be hand-transcribed by volunteers. Remembrances submitted from May 21 - May 28, 11:59 p.m. (HST) will be printed and placed on Collective Remembrance Lanterns to be floated in the ceremony by volunteers. * Submitting a remembrance here does not mean that you are reserving an Individual Lantern for the day of the ceremony.

Please note that if you reside in Hawaiʻi or near a Shinnyo-en temple or training center, we encourage you to personally handwrite your remembrances in person.

Ten Most Recent Submissions

To: To: Carol Young
I miss you Mom! Looking forward to the day when we see each other again. Love you always!
Location: Honolulu, HI From: Karen Clarke
To: Jesus
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. Thank You for redeeming me.
Location: Honolulu, HI From: Karen Keesing
To: Suzanne Marie McCray
Suzi Moo We miss you and think of you so often, but do know that you are no longer in pain . It has been over three years since you left us and there are so m any things that happen in our lives that make us think of you and to laugh. Your little great niece Alyssa says she loves you .
Location: Federal Way, Wa.. From: Sally Cruse
To: Jessi Leigh Anne
Momma and Daddy miss you sweet girl. Waiting for the day we will be together again. Please send signs so we know you're okay. We love you, Jessi bugs. So proud to have been your Momma. <3
Location: Sayre, Pa From: Jen Baker
To: Sarah Jane Slaght
Our Beloved Daughter Sarah " Did you know you're our hero, And Everything we would like to be? We can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath our wings. Always and forever in our hearts.
Location: East Smithfield PA From: Jane Slaght
To: Kaleb M. Smith
To my heart, my baby boy and first born. There is not a moment or second you don't cross my mind. You came and changed my whole world in the short time you were here. I love and miss you so much. I will continue to carry you and the great memories we had in my heart until I see you again. Love Mommie
Location: Dallas, TX From: Kay Smith
To: Evelyn Higa Jittu aka Finda Kayima
I think of you often and miss your friendship. I use the basket you gave me for Peace Corps events and explain how helpful you were to me when I first arrived in Sierra Leone. Your kindness was ever present and I am sure you are resting in peace. I will get out to visit you as soon as I can.
Location: Belvidere, NJ From: Christie Musa
To: Paulette
Mom I carry you with me In my heart since you've been gone, everyday that goes by Your laughter and your smile shines bright and brings Happiness to my heart, I miss you more than words can say Love Always Sheree
Location: Seattle From: Sheree
To: Jennifer Finstad
Jennifer forever 26 , My daughter, my best friend. I look at your pictures every day and wonder why God took you from our lives. I still needed you, your children still needed you. I miss you baby girl. I Love You To The Moon and Back.
Location: Rupert, West Virginia From: Barbara Finstad
To: Zach Willis
To our precious Zach, we miss you every day. You were a wonderful light in our life. The ache will never go away. You always made us proud. You lived a lot in those short 19 years and the wonderful memories will always be there.
Location: Pittsburg, KS From: Stephanie Willis

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